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Spurstarget Amr Zaki quiet on Wigan future after bust up with Steve Bruce
Published : 07 Apr 2009 09:38:45Rss feed
Bruce labelled Zaki "the most unprofessional player I have ever worked with" after he failed to return from international duty with Egypt. Not contactable, the 26-year-old went awol but has since broken his silence on the incident. Giving the clearest hint yet that his ties with Wigan have been permanently damaged, Zaki says in the Sun: "I don't have any personal problems with Bruce, but there are some things I don't want to reveal right now. Related ArticlesZaki facing fine on Wigan returnA reborn Titan in defencePaper View: Russian politics sparks Mourinho return rumours, Uniteds Macheda a stealWigan?s Egyptian pair Mido and Amr Zaki have World Cup falling outManchester United manager Sir Alex Fergusons possible successorsManchester Uniteds cattle market sees Nazio take the moral high ground"I will be heading back to Zamalek at the end of the season before deciding my next destination." Meanwhile, Nader Shawky, Zaki's agent, is confident the issues between player and club can be resolved and claims Bruce wants the Egyptian to return next season. Despite the former Manchester United defender accusing Zaki of a complete lack of respect and ridiculous behaviour, Shawky said: "Obviously, Steve is angry at Zaki's absence - they [Wigan] wanted him to show on time, which he is absolutely right about. "I had a phone conversation with Bruce [and] the problem between Amr and Wigan could be solved and it is going to be solved - especially as Bruce wants Zaki to continue his spell with the club. "I am working with my partner in the UK to solve the problem and am sure we will be met midway." Should no resolution be found, Tottenham are reportedly preparing a £5 million offer to land Zaki next season. According to the Mirror, Harry Redknapp is looking to bring in another forward with Darren Bent likely to be sold, Frazier Campbell returning to Manchester United and Roman Pavlyuchenko falling out of favour with the former Portsmouth manager.